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May 2019
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Urban Institute logo, which shows their name in capital letters, with Urban in larger blue letters and Institute in smaller black letters, in front of a grid of dots on the left and the tagline "Elevate the Debate."
In this brief, Urban Institute uses data from the December 2018 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey to provide the first systematic evidence on the extent of chilling effects among immigrant families before release of a final public charge rule. 
April 2019
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Migration Policy Institute logo, which features a green box with two lighter green arcing symbols like legs and the lowercase letters in dark blue, with the full name spelled out below. Posted in relation to their analysis, “Us” or “Them”? How Policies, Public Opinion, and Political Rhetoric Affect Immigrants’ Sense of Belonging.
This article examines whether the way in which a national boundary is defined—by politicians and ordinary people alike—matters for immigrants’ feelings of belonging.
April 2019
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Center for Migration Studies logo, which pictures two blue-white globes, one picturing the continents of North and South America, the other showing Africa, Europe, and part of Asia. The letters CMS are to the right of the globes, with the full name spelled out further to the right. Posted in relation to their analysis, Overstays Exceeded Illegal Border Crossers after 2010 Because Illegal Entries Dropped to their Lowest Level in Decades.
This journal analysis considers the rate of visa overstays in the United States versus the number of immigrants who cross into the country without legal status.
January 2019
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Border Patrol Agents Dealt with More Children Under Pres. Bush
The Department of Homeland Security recently told Congress that “more children and families are being apprehended between the ports of entry than ever before.” In fact, President Bush’s administration apprehended more children with far fewer resources.
January 2019
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Differential Undercounts in the U.S. Census Who is Missed?
This open access book describes the differences in US census coverage, also referred to as “differential undercount”, by showing which groups have the highest net undercounts and which groups have the greatest undercount differentials, and discusses why such undercounts occur.
January 2019
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This open access book describes the differences in US census coverage, also referred to as “differential undercount”, by showing which groups have the highest net undercounts and which groups have the greatest undercount differentials, and discusses why such undercounts occur.
December 2018
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How Legalizing Marijuana Is Securing the Border: The Border Wall, Drug Smuggling, and Lessons for Immigration Policy
State marijuana legalization did more to reduce marijuana smuggling than the doubling of Border Patrol agents or the construction of hundreds of miles of border fencing. As more states legalize marijuana, these trends will only accelerate.
November 2018
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Squeezing Refugees: Numbers for 2018 by State and Metro Area
Refugee admissions dropped more dramatically in the United States than any other country in 2017, and the rate dropped even further in 2018.
October 2018
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Did a 2015 Flores Court Ruling Increase the Number of Families Arriving at the Southwest Border?
This analysis considers the Trump administration's claims that the 2015 Flores settlement agreement led to an increase in the number of families arriving at the United States’ southwest border.
October 2018
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Proposed Changes to Public Charge: Quick Analysis and Frequently Asked Questions
A 10-page document outlining the major changes under the proposed regulation and answering frequently asked questions

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